Too many unclaimed accident victims on Benin-Shagamu Expressway is giving the Chief Medical Director of Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Dr. Akindele Semudara sleepless nights.
Dr. Akindele said the hospital is over-congested with dead accident victims in the area
According to him, this development has become the greatest challenge facing the hospital. This is as a result of increasing rate of accidents along the Benin-Ore-Lagos Highway.
The medical expert told the Newsmen on Monday in Ore, Ondo State, that decongesting the morgue had posed a serious challenge to the hospital management.
He said, speeding and reckless driving is the order of the day on the expressway. â€œWe record a high number of accident victims during this â€œEmber monthsâ€™â€™ as officials of the Ondo State Rescue Operations bring corpses of unclaimed accident victims to the hospital daily.
â€œAt a point, the Odigbo Local Government Council in Ondo State told the hospital management that it had no more land for mass burial of the accident victims. â€œHowever, at a particular time, the state government came to our rescue before the management of the hospital could carry out a mass burial.
â€œWe are currently facing the same challenge now, but we have been talking to the state government to come to our rescue again.â€™â€™
Semudara urged motorists to always ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on journeys and to be patient and cautious while driving. He implored the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to sensitise motorists on traffic rules, to reduce crashes on highways.
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